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Activities of Ministry Of Foreign Affairs And International Cooperation (MAECI) for the return of compatriots

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is at the forefront of support for Italians abroad, through the Crisis Unit, Italian Embassies and Consulates around the world. It works to identify, in constant liaison with the Authorities of foreign countries, means and itineraries for the repatriation of all those who want to return. The entire diplomatic-consular network is working relentlessly to disseminate useful information to compatriots and facilitate their return.

Since the beginning of Covid-19 crisis, more than 90 flights have been organized, in derogation to the ordinary planning or other types of connections. They have allowed bringing back home more than 8000 compatriots from 14 countries. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Crisis Unit has answered more than 45,000 calls. It continues to receive more than 1,500 e-mails every day. Furthermore, thousands of requests for assistance that are received without interruption by the consular task forces set up in the countries where there is a greater presence of compatriots who want to return to Italy.

All information is collected and will continue to be disseminated in real-time on the “Viaggiare Sicuri” website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Crisis Unit and the websites of Embassies and Consulates.